Maxine and I met in New York City and were married on July 1, 1967 in Washington, DC. I am Caucasian and she was African American. We were married for 39 years until her death from cancer in 2006. We moved to Virginia in 1971 and retired to Georgia in 1994. We had a wonderful life together, traveled extensively and we were well accepted wherever we went. Loving Day is great way to commemorate marriage equality.